In King Lear, the characters were larger than life. The King himself was foolish, and his two older daughters cruel. Yet one of the best characters remain in the shadows: Pocket. King Lear's Fool.
In Fool, Moore tells the story from the perspective of Pocket, King Lear’s fool. We learn how he's the one who saves the day, gets Cordelia back into the kingdom, deals with Regan and Goneril. A fool is a fool, and he gets into a whole bunch of trouble, but Moore's vast imagination gives us an alternate universe, one that's so rich, vast and entertaining.